A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter
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This is the story of the woman whose life of faith and devotion inspired the hymn "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus." Although art critic John Ruskin enthusiastically proclaimed Lilias Trotter's potential as one of the best artists of the nineteenth century, her devotion to Christ compelled her to abandon the life of art, privilege, and leisure she could have enjoyed.

Without knowing the language and without the sponsorship of any organization, Lilias left her London home of comfort for a modest dwelling in Algeria, where her love of literature and art became dynamic tools for evangelism, and where her compassionate heart captured the hearts of the people. For forty years, despite frail health and many obstacles, Lilias devoted herself to missionary service among the people of Algeria through her lifestyle of love and encouragement.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Discovery House
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.38 X 0.88 (inches)
ISBN: 1572931086
ISBN-13: 9781572931084

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    My daughter suggested I read this book because I enjoy biographies. I have now read it two times and will probably read it again. Her walk with God, her determination to share His Word wherever she could, being faithful to look for new ones God might have for them, and always sharing his love with those she met until her dying day was very challenging to me. This from a lady with a heart condition who had to take yearly trips to rest so she could continue to go where God gave her an open door. God used her passion for art and people for His glory
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